‘The U.S. president can legally kill’: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

Posted on October 17, 2012

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By AFP
17/10/2012 – 04:43 PM
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Cuba. – The self-proclaimed mastermind of the attacks of September 11, 2001, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, said Wednesday in a military court at Guantanamo to the U.S. president “can legally kill in the name of national security.”

The main accused of the attacks that claimed nearly 3,000 people caused exceptionally the word on the third day of a hearing in preparation for a trial that could be put to death.

“The president (of the United States) can apprehend someone and throw it into the sea in the name of national security,” he said, referring to the head of Al Qaeda Osama bin Laden, whose body was thrown into the sea after being killed over a year in Pakistan by U.S. elite troops.

Often considered a provocateur, Mohammed, called “KSM” by its initials in English, was authorized to speak on condition that his statements arrive with a delay of 40 seconds, the time needed for censorship can filter your statements where to address sensitive issues.

The U.S. government fears that Mohammed, who between 2002 and 2006 was detained in a secret CIA prison where he was subjected to torture, ill-treated to reveal classified information. In those years, KSM underwent simulated drowning 183, as acknowledged by the government.

“The government (the United States) is saddened by the death of 3,000 people on Sept. 11,” but “has killed millions of people in the name of national security,” the militant Islamist.

“Your blood is not made of gold and our private water”, criticized the defendant, considered an associate of Bin Laden.

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